Difference between novolog and humalog

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Avatar f tn For example I don't know why, but she said that Lantus works better if you give the shots on your tummy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> buttox <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> novolog/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>humalog</span> (fast acting) works better if given in your legs... anyway, this is a lot of information and if you can, please have him see a Diabetes Educator... al least once! It will help a lot because she will provide you with charts and help you to do the math with knowledge of what you are doing, knowing how your body operates! I hope it helps!
Avatar n tn Regular normally kicks in later than Novolog or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>humalog</span> will. Regular stays active for longer than Novolog or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>humalog</span>, too. I was able to work with a CDE (Certified diabetes educator; not a physician) when I transitioned in the opposite direction you are going. Be sure to have a written record of your current basal settings. You may need to shift-in-time my basal settings. For example, let's say I had a basal rate of .5 from 12midnight until 4am when I was using humalog in my pump.
Avatar n tn some people have an allergic reaction to to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>humalog</span> preservative <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Novolog works better (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> vice versa). As far as speed - I really couldn't tell a difference between the two, I guess it just varies from person to person like everything else. You'll know it's a preservative issue if your child complains the site "really itches" even after a day. Poor absorbtion comes from a variety of things. Using an area too much is the main culprit ...
Avatar n tn 5), but since switching to Lantus, I have experienced 5 episodes of sudden <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> extreme drops in BG. They happen late morning, not related to breakfast, novolog dose or exercise. My BG is usually above 150 when it starts, and I must consume 150-200 grams of carbs (as juice or gel) to get it to stabilize, usually in 20-30 mins.
Avatar n tn What is the difference between humalog, novalog and humilin?
Avatar n tn So if I am say 9 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> wanted to be 7 I would take 1 unit of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>humalog</span>. btw the coversion <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> numbers is 18. Hope this helps. Strongly recommend the book "think like a pancreas". See if you can get it from your library or find it in a bookshop. The levemir is not dosed based on your blood sugar at the time of dosing.
Avatar n tn But moreso, I guess I'm not really sure why the pump would be so much more efficient than my using a daily dose of Lantus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> keeping a novolog pen w/ me during the day? Like a lot of us (I'm guessing), I have huge control issues, so possibly I'm feeling that w/ my pen I have more than w/ the pump. Also, to me, sticking myself w/ a needle a few times a day is absolutely nothing to me, mildly inconvenient at the most. So I'm not understanding the benefits.
Avatar n tn You have your basal programmed for maintenance, and your bolus, and you will be amazed at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>difference</span> in its performance over Lantus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>humalog</span> injections. It makes a big difference and helps to stablilize your blood sugars. Watch your carbs. Lo-carb diets are going to require less insulin. Of course eat some carbs, but not in excess.
Avatar m tn I know the instructions say it doesn't matter when you take it, but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>between</span> me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the Dr. we discussed this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> its half-life is at 12-14 hours so taking it in the morning seems to make the most sense for its effectiveness...however, I can't barely function with the nausea and dizziness, and I find myself going back to bed anyway. Late in the evening I feel better and even a little hungry. So I am going to try to turn things around by when I dose. Starting tonight. Praying it is the answer.